Agus Ongge, Papua, Indonesia
6 to 17 December, 2019
123 Penang Road
#01-13 Regency House
This exhibition encompasses 8 tree bark paintings.
Born in 1954 and native of Asei Island, Lake Sentani in the province of Papua, Indonesia, Agustinus Ongge (or Agus as he is fondly known) is a professional Kombouw tree barker painter whose work continues the heritage of the traditional art form which his people have passed down through the generations.
Pang solo exhibition
18th September- 20th October 2019
This unconventional exhibition was primarily conceived by the artist as a community project at the intersection of art and art therapy. Altough Pang is first and foremost an art practionner, his artistic practice aims to cope with the grief caused by the mourning of both his parents. Moreover, since 2018 Pang is also an art therapist at Assisi hospice.
Unplanned Endings encompasses a series of black and white drawings on paper, an ephemeral installation and a collaborative artwork, which will be created by the visitors of the gallery. The talks with the artist and two of his art therapist colleagues will offer more opportunities to engage with the audience.
The new series of monochromatic vignettes titled “Doing Something, Doing Nothing” is based on a repetitive mark making process. The circular shapes used in these drawings add an organic flavour to what would otherwise appear mechanical. In front of these artworks the viewer may feel like a scientist witnessing a sometimes organised sometimes anarchic proliferation of cells through the lens of a microscope.
“Without Words” is an oversized artwork in which the artist experienced the unplanned dryinging up of the ink in his roller pen. It inspired the title of the exhibition. “Till the End (of time) ” is a remake of an installation created in 2018 in memory of Pang’s late parents. Inspired by the imagery of their ashes, this work pays tribute to the labour and love of all parents to their children.
Kampong Glam Fantasia
Bart Was Not Here, Victor Paul Brang Tun, Thu Myat, Indra Kamerling, Hélène Le Chatelier, Marleen Inia
6th July - 15th September 2019
Designed to entertain and thrill Kampong Glam’s visitors, this exhibition mirrors the 2019 Kampong Glam Outdoor gallery project.
Like the previous “pot-pourri” exhibitions organized by Intersections in 2017 & 2018, this show encompasses various mediums and styles: acrylic on canvas, ink on paper, ceramics, black and white as well as very colourful artworks. Although apparently disconnected, the artworks have in common to express the soul of the neighbourhood and the mood of local artists.
Bart Was not Here is inspired by “escapism” which is a wide spread mood in the young generations. A great fan of science fiction, Thu Myat represents the encounter of artificial intelligence and street art. “I am Art”, a painting by Victor Paul Brang Tun, is inspired by the launch party of Art Stage 2019, which was eventually cancelled. With unreadable writings, Hélène refers to the loss of memory in our modern globalized world. Moreover, for Hélène “the more we dig into our memory, the more it looks like a mountain to climb”. Marleen Inia continues her series of Femmes Fortes “Strong Women”, which she started in Africa, with portraits of “Strong Women” from Bali. Last but not least, Indra Kamerling uses ceramics and mixed mediums to reflect the complex multicultural society of Singapore with its diverse layers and elements.
With its diversity of mediums and styles Kampong Glam Fantasia is curated to please everyone.
In Other Words
June Lee Yu Juan
29th May to 30th June 2019
In Other Words, June Lee Yu Juan’s new series, encompasses seven artworks, which have in common a stunning three dimensional effect that has become her hallmark.
Like in her previous series, Lee Yu Juan adresses the meaning and meaninglessness within language and uses images and text to subvert the status quo of Chinese ink practices. However, this series pushes the boundaries of her practice even further in challenging the viewer by transgressing some of the usual rules of calligraphy.
For instance, the texts, which are of high importance in calligraphy, are put to the side and partially hidden while flat surfaces with non diluted ink disrupt the visual aesthetic of calligraphy.
By folding, twisting and warping texts into volumetric masses she creates solidified assemblages, which suggest the combination of diverse Chinese cultures from the past and the present.
With the Support of
SCENTS OF ASIA
Group Show by Nicola Anthony, Eddie Botha, Claire Deniau, Hélène Le Chatelier, Tania Nasr, Pang, Soe Soe
7th June to 9th September 2018
Scents of Asia brings together artworks by selection of artists using different mediums and metaphors to talk about Asian history and identity.
Although individually disconnected, altogether these artworks create a mosaic which reflects the flavour of Asia.
by Ko Z, Myanmar
First solo show by a Kachin artist in Singapore
Opening Night on 18 January, 2018 at 7pm
the exhibition runs until 11 March 2018
Ko Z belongs to the Kachin ethnic minority who lives in the northernmost State of Myanmar. Since the independence in 1948, the Kachin population has endured a long state of civil war as well as many internal displacements of persons (IDP).
Kachin means “Red Earth” in Kachin language. With Red Peace, Ko Z strives not only to keep memory of the tragic history of the Kachin people but also to express his hope for peace.
Red Peace encompasses paintings on canvas, photos, drawings by children living in IDP camps and an installation.
Red Peace paintings look like stained-glass windows. However, they are also inspired by the traditional patterns of the totem poles, which are erected during the Kachin Manau Festivals. A Manau festival is traditionally held to mark various important community events such as weddings, funerals, declarations of war and victory celebrations.
In this series, Ko Z successfully appropriates visual elements borrowed from European modernism, in particular from cubism. However, this series is deeply rooted in Kachin pictural tradition and celebrates Kachin identity.
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I Wish I WERE Here, Writing, Erasing, Recomposing, Expanding.
by Hélène Le Chatelier, June Lee Yu Juan, Yen Chua, Yves Hasselmann, Madame, Tania Nasr, Pang,
The third edition of InkMagination continues exploring contemporary ink art in the practice of Singaporean and French artists.
Though rooted in a different cultural background their practices intersect through the common ink medium.
I Wish I WERE Here, Writing, Erasing, Recomposing, Expanding, focuses on memory and on the role of the artists in writing personal and national history.